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I wonder if anyone in the conference at all, will mention the importance of removing the Johnson Amendment to 501C.3 I somehow doubt it.lundbaek wrote:The announcement in our ward bulletin reads: "The Phoenix Regional Religious Freedom Conference is on Saturday, January 21, 2017, 6:00-8:00 pm for everyone 16 and older. There will be a live feed to our stake center, with speakers to include Elder Dallin H. Oaks, Elder Von G. Keetch, Elder Lance B. Wickman, and others." I think this will be a multi-stake event. I'm pleased to learn of this event and I hope it will inspire interest among LDS people in preserving not just our religious freedom, but all of our constitutional and inherent rights.
We had a speaker to a multi-ward conference held on a Saturday last Spring on this topic (Bountiful area). A fellow from the Church who had held an elevated position in one of the Church's departments, maybe the legal department, was the speaker. In this individual's work career, he had held a high position in a national legal organization having to do with bankruptcies.Silver wrote:I worry that conferences like this are usually just an exercise in "preaching to the choir." If a person has no concept that any of their freedoms are in danger, why would they be motivated to go? All the Bill of Rights champions will attend and be inspired, but that's where it stops. Hopefully, it will be well advertised and new interest generated.
Is Phoenix the guinea pig for this conference? Has it already been done in SLC or Provo? Is it coming to Texas, etc.?
Can you please expound on the "Don't worry about possible shut-down of church facilities?"lundbaek wrote:Notes from my wife:
Lift where you stand
Don't worry about possible shut-down of church facilities
We should get involved in community activities,
Heavenly Father has plans for each of us Re. our involvement in the religious freedom effort,
The Lord will Qualify each of us in doing what we need to do,
Moral agency is necessary for eternal progression, as it making choices,
Avoid use of terms like "godless", "bigot", etc,
Join in efforts to achieve fairness for all without compromising our beliefs,
Be 4xamples of civility.
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